AT&T offers IPv6 transition consulting to businesses

With many Internet gurus predicting that the end of IPv4 addressing will happen as early as next week, AT&T (NYSE: T) is stepping up to the plate to help businesses get ready for the IPv6 transition with a new set of consulting services.

What's driving businesses to make the IPv6 transition a priority now is quite simply new wireless and wireline applications such as Machine to Machine computing and peer-to-peer applications, all of which require IP addresses that surpass the 4.3 billion addresses currently available with the current IPv4 protocol.

A&T did not have to look too far to develop its IPv6 consulting services for business customers. Instead, A&T drew from its experience in helping federal U.S. government agencies meet their IPv6 goals set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

To help businesses make that transition, AT&T will offer everything from webcasts, access to its IPv6-enabled Proof of Concept Labs and for-fee on-site assessments of their current IT infrastructure and what they need to do to make the transition to IPv6 on their network infrastructure.

AT&T is certainly not alone in providing such services to businesses as fellow RBOC Verizon launched a similar set of IPv6 professional consulting services for businesses in December.

For more:
- see the release

Related articles:
IPv4 addresses to run out next week, says Hurricane Electric
Crossing the great divide: Migrating to IPv6
IPv6 migration: Are we there yet?
Hurricane Electric backbone now connects 1,000 IPv6 networks

Suggested Articles

Comcast Business has notched a 10-year, $9.3 million contract from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to deploy Ethernet gateways.

Windstream's network is holding up to the increased demand related to employees working from home and students not being in school due to COVID-19.

WOW CEO Teresa Elder was admitted to a Denver hospital on Friday after testing positive for COVID-19.